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Obituary: David Allen Witt

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David Allen Witt

May 19, 1949 – November 10, 2021 (age 72)

David “Dave” Witt was a Wyoming Native born in Douglas to Norma Baker and Lowell “Bus” Witt on May 19, 1949.

In Elementary school, he moved to Casper with his family Robert, Linda (Cardwell), and Richard.

He attended Dean Morgan and graduated from NCHS in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart Linda Harris in 1969 and later had two daughters, Christy (Jeff Garner) and Kasey (John Muir).

He worked at Little America (Sinclair) Refinery for 41 years where he loved his job and made lifelong friends. During that time, he and Linda owned The Shade Tree in Eastridge Mall for 23 years. It was during those years we learned that he could probably sell sand at the beach! Dave knew no strangers: one smile or handshake and he was your friend.

Papa Dave was a dedicated husband of 52 years. He was an incredible father who loved his daughters beyond measure.

He loved his grandchildren more than life and cherished his time with Rylie (22), Josie (19), River (17), and Hagan (15). He loved sighting Rylie in for biathlon, rooting for Josie at Special O, and loudly cheering on River and Hagan during hockey.

He was a true Wyoming Outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing camping, and all things guns. There was never a dull moment when you were Dave. From his demolition derby days, bowling leagues, Lions Club involvement, Elks Club events to auctions, garage sales, gun shows and vendor markets, Dave could make you laugh and feel like you were important.

After retirement, Dave and Linda traveled a bit, but found themselves happiest in their new shop enjoying welding, plasma cutting, and creating metal art for local vendors and craft shows — and of course, buying and selling guns on the daily. His family affectionately teased him, referring to all of this as “Dave’s Deals”.

Dave left this world much too soon due to post-COVID complications. He will be missed beyond measure by all those who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Casper on November 17 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Casper Autism Support (c/o Pathfinder Credit Union 400 E. 1st St., Casper, WY 82601).